10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, thentake an exotic tour of a safari tour, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 21st (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, thenview the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Samiland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kittila trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Winter Sports Adventure

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route site.

Traveling by flight from Kittila to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kittila in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha ©
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha

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